Resurfacing Project Underway on I-76 near I-25

August 1, 2012 - Denver Metro Area/CDOT Region 6 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently began a three-mile resurfacing project on I-76 between Federal Boulevard (US 287) and I-25 in order to increase the quality and smoothness of the roadway.

This segment of I-76 was last paved in 2003 and is in poor condition.

“There is a great deal of cracking and rutting along this stretch of I-76 as well as numerous high and low spots,” said CDOT Resident Engineer Neil Lacey.  “To improve the roadway, we will not only rotomill and pave, but will also level the profile of the roadway to provide a smoother roadway surface.”

To complete the work, motorists can expect various single lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-76 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.  In addition, various ramp closures are possible throughout the project. For weekly lane closure information visit

Delays are expected during work hours and alternate routes are advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers, and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

Brannan Sand & Gravel, LLC is the contractor for this $2.3 million project scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2012.